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Can a good diet really help prevent acne?

No: I was surprised too, but the controlled studies all seem to agree over the past decades. All acne's treatable nowadays by scientific methods. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Can a dairy-free diet reduce acne breakouts/acne severity?

Can a dairy-free diet reduce acne breakouts/acne severity?

Not the key: Acne is only marginally related to diet and not at all to hygiene or lifestyle. You're wasting your time if you try to clear yourself with 'pop' experiments. Get some topical benzoyl peroxide, in a strength and frequency that you can tolerate. If you're not clear in two weeks, phone your physician for something to add. ...Read more

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What diet will help prevent versicolor?

What diet will help prevent versicolor?

What to avoid: yeast that leads to the tinea versicolor skin condition are caused by the Malassezia mold species. . Foods that are moldy in character or provide a substrate for yeast growth can negatively affect this condition.. Avoid processed sugar as well. Sugar increases the growth of yeast ...Read more

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Does peroxide-5 work for acne ????plz help me

Does peroxide-5 work for acne ????plz help me

Reduces lesions: benzoyl peroxides at 2.5, 5 and 10% have been shown to help reduce the number of acne lesions. You will probably develop some dryness and or flaking by using this product. If your acne improves but you become dry, try using a non comedogenic moisturizer. This will help make the treatment//use of BPO tolerable. ...Read more

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Does prenatal vitamins help with acne?

Does prenatal vitamins help with acne?

No: Your mainstay of treatment is topical benzoyl peroxide; if this fails after two weeks, get a prescription from your physician. Acne is a serious, chronic disease that can be managed until it eventually remits on its own. You deserve effective treatment. ...Read more

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Does oxytetracycline actually help for acne? And does it remove acne marks

Does oxytetracycline actually help for acne? And does it remove acne marks

Not for scars: Tetracycline can control the development of acne and help in healing the ones there, but it does not do any thing for the scars/marks of acne. ...Read more

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Does fertilaid help with acne and androgens?

Does fertilaid help with acne and androgens?

Since no body: knows what's really in it there's no way to answer -- however, it almost certainly is a waste of money with no potential value except to the manufacturer. Don't get your medical information from friends tv or the internet scams, ...Read more

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Does green barley help to minimize acne?

Does green barley help to minimize acne?

Adjunct only: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease. It's manageable -- if topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared the lesions in two weeks, a physician should be seen for prescription-strength rx. If you are responsible for the health of a teen and you are trying to force a "natural remedy" instead of getting real treatment, you're doing junior a terrible disservice. Do the right thing. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does benzoyl peroxide take to work (acne medication)?

It may not: If you're using this to the limit you can tolerate and you're not clear in two weeks, you're going to need additional, prescription-strength medication from your personal physcian. ...Read more

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Does clarisonic really help with acne for teenagers?

Does clarisonic really help with acne for teenagers?

Playing with Fire: Acne is not an issue of cleanliness and harsher, more abrasive scrubbing never makes it better because irritation will often make mild acne worse. Be careful with the clairsonic in this situation. ...Read more

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Sea salt to help acne? Does this work?

Sea salt to help acne? Does this work?

I bet it won't: "sea salt" that you buy is essentially just overpriced salt. Nobody can or should test the hundreds of "pop" acne remedies. What I do know is that topical benzoyl peroxide is the best non-prescription rx, and that any competent primary care physician can clear up all but the worst acne. If you're responsible for a teen's health, it's your duty to get him/her seen. ...Read more

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Does soy isoflavone supplements help with acne?

Does soy isoflavone supplements help with acne?

Adjunct only: Soy is promoted by the "natural healing" community as a source of estrogens; ironically, "greens" publish disinformation about estrogens in the environment causing us terrible harm. I hope you'll see through the huckstering and get your acne treated scientifically. If benzoyl peroxide / retinoic acid haven't cleared you in a few weeks, you'll need your physician's prescription-strength choices. ...Read more

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Can anybody please help me work out a low carbohydrate diet to help improve my health and help aid weight loss?

Can anybody please help me work out a low carbohydrate diet to help improve my health and help aid weight loss?

More than diet: Low carbohydrate diets are effective tools for weight loss but it needs to be combined with a lifestyle change if you want lasting results. Look for a comprehensive program that helps you create new, healthy habits combined with coaching and support. ...Read more

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Do skin vitamins help with acne?

Do skin vitamins help with acne?

Cant hurt: they may act as antioxidants I see you are already on Doxy and BPO so I would continue that maybe add a glycolic wash for exfoliation. ...Read more

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Does epiduo help melasma?

Does epiduo help melasma?

Not really: Epiduo is a combination of benzoyl peroxide and adapalene. While it is an excellent choice for acne, and the Adapalene may slightly help to lighten discolored skin, it is not a treatment for melasma. Melasma is a patchy discoloration in the skin that results from hormonal fluctuations and sun exposure. It is best treated with fading creams, chemical peels, sunscreen, and sun avoidance. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more